Climate Change Bill — Delete principle aim clause — 17 Nov 2008 at 17:41

Lord Robertson of Port Ellen voted with the majority (Content).

The majority of the Lords agreed with the House of Commons to delete the first clause from the Climate Change Bill, which read:

  • The principal aim of this Act is to ensure that UK emissions of greenhouse gases do not exceed the level necessary to contribute to limiting the global average temperature increase to not more than 2°C above pre-industrial levels.
  • The functions under this Act must be exercised with the objective of achieving the principal aim of this Act.

Most of the other Commons amendments were accepted, with some variations made to them.link. Read the debate for further details.

Debate in Parliament | Source |

Party Summary

Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.

What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.

What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.

PartyMajority (Content)Minority (Not-Content)Turnout
Bishop4 016.0%
Con5 7 (+2 tell)6.9%
Ind Lab0 1100.0%
Lab127 (+2 tell) 059.4%
LDem31 040.8%
UUP0 266.7%
Crossbench21 413.1%
Total:188 1428.7%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

Lords for which their vote in this division differed from the majority vote of their party. You can see all votes in this division, or every eligible lord who could have voted in this division

Sort by: Name | Party | Vote

NamePartyVote
Lord Brougham and Vaux Conaye
Lord Colwyn Conaye
Lord Hodgson of Astley AbbottsConaye
Lord Howe of AberavonConaye
The Earl of LiverpoolConaye

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